Chocolate Affair scheduled for Thursday evening

Published 10:21 am Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A fundraiser never tasted so sweet as the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation’s Chocolate Affair.

The ninth annual installment is set to kick off at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4 in the SCH Auditorium.

“The Chocolate Affair adds such a sweet and unique twist to an enjoyable evening in Vicksburg,” SCHF Stacey Massey said, with many chocolate desserts being offered during the fundraiser.

Vicksburg business who are sponsoring chocolate confections for this year’s event, Massey said, include Catering by Lourdes, Cedar Grove Mansion Restaurant, Main Street Market, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, The Mad Baker and Wine House.

Light hors d’oeuvres will also be provided during the evening, as well as chocolate beverages sponsored by The Liquor Store.

In addition to taste-testing an array of chocolate indulgences, partakers will also be able to enjoy the sounds of musical duo Ralph Miller and Maria Signa during the fundraiser. “The performers are being generously sponsored by the Lady Luck Casino,” Massey said and Tina’s Flowers and Gifts are in charge of transforming the auditorium into an elegant room.

Advance tickets only are on sale for the event and are $25 per person for SCHF members and $30 for nonmembers, and available at the SCHF business office, 1302 Adams St., Frederick’s Boutique, 1218 Washington St., Paper Plus, 1318 Washington St., by calling 601-631-2997 and online at chocolateaffair2017.eventbrite.com.

A group purchase of eight will reserve a table,” Massey said. 

“Also, on the night of the fundraiser, the SCHF has partnered with local restaurants, and if you present your Chocolate Affair ticket at Cedar Grove Restaurant or Martin’s At Midtown, you will receive 10 percent off your dinner purchase,” Massey said.

The SCHF is a non-profit organization that maintains the Southern Cultural Heritage Center in Vicksburg. It is a Mississippi Landmark property and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Foundation’s commitment is to preserve the history and architecture of the cultural center, while offering cultural, artistic and educational programs for the community.

For more information, call 601-632997 or email info@southernculture.org.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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